The House by the Gas Works by Janet Brooke is a mono and screen print that presents the industrial Gas Works alongside the domestic . This image forms part of the exhibition of Janet Brookes complex screen prints produced between 1985 to 2000. The exhibition is titled The Way We Were and takes place at Orso Major Gallery, 19 Lower Marsh, SE1 7RJ
In the case of the shop fronts, the build up of signage, paint, labels and notices are applied one on top of another, echoing the ever changing nature of London in particular.
Of this print called The House by The Gas Works by Janet Brooke, the artist says “Always fascinated by gas works ….. this one is in Hackney by the canal ….. still there but probably not the house. I actually met someone once who said their uncle lived there …. The watchman I suppose …. What a brilliant view!”
Brooke was inspired to capture these neglected aspects of our urban environment, recognising that soon they would be gone, and the memory of them would fade much like the paint on the fascia.
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Billy's Snack Bar, 1986
Shop Local, 1987
Take A Seat, 2000
Chemists Shop, 2000
Telephone, Telephone, 1997
Changing Times, 2001
At The End Of The Day, 1999
Take A Seat, Framed, Janet Brooke
Shop Local, Framed, Janet Brooke
Cafe, Framed, Janet Brooke
Changing Times, Framed, Janet Brooke
House by the Gas Works, Framed, Janet Brooke
The Way We Were Exhibition, Janet Brooke
Complex Screen Prints by Janet Brooke
You can hear more about Janet Brooke’s screen prints with a conversation with the artist here.